Hermès, Royal Academy of Arts, Hermès Leather Forever, Passe-Guide handbag, Christie’s

Few luxuries have been a part of the human existence as long as leather. If in the very beginning it provided a mere luxury of warmth, today it is a luxury of the senses: the look, the smell, the touch. There is even exquisite beauty in the sound a rider makes when mounting a well crafted saddle. Together, these are all worthy reasons to celebrate 175 years of Hermès, as has been arranged at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. “Hermès Leather Forever” showcases the mastery of this noble atelier, including four one-of-a-kind versions of its Passe-Guide handbag as a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland which will be auctioned online by Christie’s. Long live leather…